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Book by Book

By Beth Gabriel on Jun 3, 2024 12:00 AM

While we might not agree on what type of book makes a perfect summer read, can we all agree reading during the summer AND maybe winning a prize for it is pretty great?

The Book by Book Adult Summer Reading program is designed specifically to make your summer reading as easy-breezy as a day on Bradford Beach. Simply pop in to your local Milwaukee Public Library branch, grab a tracking sheet or, new for 2024, a customizable ‘zine template and get reading! 

Log five reads and/or participate in one of the many excellent Summer Reading Outreach events at MPL, turn in your tracking sheet by August 30, and see if you’ve won!

Can’t make it into a library branch? We have you too! Simply visit our website to sign up and log your five activities today. Never to worry, MPL also has programs for babies, kids, and teens too!

Not quite sure what you want to read? The staff at the Milwaukee Public Library East Branch have you covered:

Landlines by Raynor Winn 

A memoir of the author’s walk across the UK, Landlines will inspire you to get outside too, perhaps while enjoying an audiobook from Libby.

Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan

Volcanic eruptions and drama plague the uber-rich in this comedy of manners that traverses the globe.




The Spear Cuts through Water by Simon Jimenez

Two warriors aid a dying Moon goddess in her fight against a tyrannical empire, falling in love along the way.

The Second Murderer by Denise Mina

PI Philip Marlow is called to the Los Angeles estate of a wealthy socialite who was set to inherit an enormous fortune, but is now missing.




Out of Office by A.H. Cunningham

An over-achieving hotel chain manager has a fling with her beautiful driver while on vacation in gorgeous Colón, Panama, discovering life isn’t all work and no play, but also about love and happily-ever-after.



Looking to get both a book and a Milwaukee Public Library program checked off your Book by Book challenge?

The Backyard Bird Chronicles: an Evening with Author Amy Tan 
Centennial Hall - 733 N. Eighth St.
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 6:30-7:30 PM

Read the book before the program!



A Taste for More: Author Phyllis Dixon in Conversation with Dr. Joan Prince
East Branch - 2320 N. Cramer St.
Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 1-3 PM

Read the book before the program!



Book Launch - "We Had Fun and Nobody Died" 

Milwaukee Central Library - First Floor, Rotary Room
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2-3:30 PM


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